A podcast with Nash Edgerton, director of The Square
Australian stuntman Nash Edgerton made his first feature, The Square, back in 2008, but it was just released in the US. The film is a twisty noir that takes place in a small, insular town, similar to Henrik Ruben Genz’s Terribly Happy (which also got a podcast dedicated to it). I interviewed Edgerton along with a writer from Film Threat (he’s the one with the husky voice) and the 14 minute podcast below covers many plot details about The Square, so be wary of spoilers (though the movie is so complicated that you’re not likely to connect the dots from listening to our interview). Other topics include, why he stocked his film with so many characters with mullets, whether or not Foster’s is really just an exported beer, his short film Spider (which has been attached to the theatrical release of The Square), Not Quite Hollywood and the Australian film industry in the 1970s, etc. There’s also a special treat at the end of the podcast: I tell a story about Wolf Creek that has nothing to do with The Square, I just really needed everyone to focus on me for a minute.
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